Accola, Madolyn

(718) 637-7159
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

MA Music Education/Ethnomusicology: Hunter College, June 2016
BM Music Education: New York University (NYU), May 2011
Orff-Schulwerk Certification: The Collegiate School at VCU, July 2017
Kodály Certification: NYU, July 2013

Kodály Studies

Student Apprenticeship/Solfège I: NYU, 7/2017
Renewing the Ear: NYU, 7/2014
Summer Study: Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music (Kecskemét), 7/2013

Teaching Experience

Friends Seminary: Lower School Music Teacher/Choir Director
National Children's Chorus: Associate Conductor/Kodály Musicianship Instructor
Voice Charter School: Lower and Middle School Music Teacher/Choir Director
Brooklyn Youth Chorus: Alumni Chorus Co-Director
West End Collegiate Church: Children's Choir Director

Presentation Experiences

An Introduction to the Kodály Method: Hunter College, NYU
Clapping Conversations Connecting Countries: NYSSMA, UCONN NAfME, OAKE National Conference
International Singing Games: SCMEA
Creating Community as a Classroom Ensemble: NYSSMA
Dancing Through the Balkans in Even and Mixed Meters: KONY, WCALA, OAKE Eastern Division Fall Tune Up, OAKE National Conference
Elementary Choral Reading Session: WCALA

Areas of Expertise

International Songs and Games
Balkan Folk Dancing
Communal Singing

Session Topics

Dancing Through the Balkans in Even and Mixed Meters: 1-2 hours
Clapping Conversations Connecting Countries: 2-3 hours
Creating Community as a Classroom Ensemble: 2-3 hours

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Studying abroad with native students and teachers has taught me to honor different ways of teaching and learning. The Global Competencies Certificate Program provides immersive experience and coursework that challenges my worldview as I develop my cross-cultural understandings.

Organizational Leadership

Secretary for KONY, September 2019-present


"Join the Line and Embrace the Band" (Co-Author Ardith Collins), The Orff Echo, Winter 2018
"Thōla Thōla Ngoana", Kaleidescope, a Collection of Standards-Based Lessons for the K-8 General Music Classroom (Alfred Publishing, compiled and edited by Denise Odegaard), Spring 2017

Additional Information

Master Class, Orff-Afrique (Ghana, 7/2018)
Folk Dance Seminar (Bulgaria, 7/2019)